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90° Rule – a rule used on golf courses that states cart drivers must use the cart path until they are even with their golf ball, then make a ninety degree turns to go to their ball from the cart path rather than driving all over the course.
Albatross – a score of three under par on a single hole.
Birdie – a score of one under on a single hole.
Bogey – a score of one over on a single hole.
Bounce – the angle from the leading edge of the club to the lowest point of the sole of the club. This angle helps the club not dig into the ground.
Break – the movement a ball makes on the green due to undulation.
Cut – a large curve of the ball from left to right (opposite for left-handed golfers).
Colors on Scorecard – the colors listed on the left hand side of the scorecard stand for the tees that you play from that are marked with the colors listed.
Double Bogey – a score of two over on a single hole.
Draw – a shot struck with the intent of curving the ball’s flight slightly from right to left (opposite for left-handed golfers).
Duck Hook – a violent curve of the ball from right to left (opposite for left-handed golfers).
Eagle – a score of two under par on a single hole.
Fade – an shot struck with the intent of curving the ball’s flight slightly from left to right (opposite for left-handed golfers).
Handicap – a number that represents the skill level of a golfer (the lower the handicap, the better the golfer). According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), the USGA Handicap System™ enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis. The weaker player may be able to deduct strokes based other the stronger players handicap. The actual handicap score is based on a complex calculation taking into account your golf scores, slope rating, and course rating. To see how handicaps are calculated, the official USGA manual is available here: USGA.org. A beginner, very unofficial quick way to come up with a handicap, would be to simply state how many strokes you average over 72. In other words, if you average 100 strokes per game, your unofficial handicap would be 28 (100-72).
Hook – a large curve of the ball from right to left (opposite for left-handed golfers).
Long Iron – an iron that is used to hit the ball a long distance.
Mid Iron – an iron that is used to hit the ball a medium distance.
Par – a score equal to the score expected on the hole.
Scratch Golfer – a golfer who has a handicap of 0 and averages par of every hole.
Shank – a violent curve of the ball from left to right after being struck on the heel (opposite for left-handed golfers.)
Short Iron – an iron that is used to hit the ball a short distance.
Slice – a violent curve of the ball from left to right (opposite for left-handed golfers.)

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